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Ripon Cathedral

Minster Road | Liberty Court House, Ripon HG4 1QT, England
+44 1765 603462
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Ripon Cathedral traces its history back to its foundation by St Wilfrid in 672AD. The Anglo-Saxon crypt of St Wilfrid's church remains and is open to visitors. Choral evensong takes place Tuesday to Friday at 6pm and Sundays at 5.30pm. Details of all services may be found on our website. We are open to visitors daily throughout the year and entry is free, though we rely on generous donations to continue this practice. Most of the building is wheelchair accessible with the exception of the Library and the Anglo-Saxon crypt. There is a touch-screen computer interpretation of the crypt at ground level for those unable to access it.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Minster Road | Liberty Court House, Ripon HG4 1QT, England
+44 1765 603462
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to go here. Its very calming and the cyrpt is especially interesting. I have visited here for the past 15 years and it gets more graceful every time.

1  Thank izziejennings
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the cathedral - very impressed, especially the 672AD crypt - wow! Fabulous stained glass windows.

1  Thank Ian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a grand looking building but function as a welcoming church and is less of a tourist hotspot than York minster. There is no admission fee but there is a charge if you to take photos. My husband enjoys photographing church architecture and has...More

Thank Sas1512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem of a charedrel in the smallest city in England but you will not be disappointed. I did visit with my wife who is disabled, the entrance and most of charedrel is compleatly accessible except for the crypt. The staff where very...More

2  Thank Fred G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you visit for a service, concert or a tour of the historic building, you cannot fail to be impressed by its majesty. The crypt is the oldest part, so don't miss it. We attend the annual Nine Lessons and Carols, where the cathedral is...More

1  Thank carleton23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited to attend a ''Christmas carol concert by candlelight'' in aid of Macillan Cancer Support in which our grandson's school was singing. The building is a fantastic structure standing on a site which has been a Christian place of worship for over 1100 years....More

Thank kevin d
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Our daughter was recentlyBaptised here....an absolutely stunning Cathedral steeped in rich history. Beautiful.

Thank RoxyCasey
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Great selection of stalls with original gifts and produce on sale. Got some gifts and some good ideas - thank you!

Thank GappyUK
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The cathedral was very disappointing it had a lot of renovation that didn’t suit the age of the building. The old pews had been removed and replaced with metal chairs that look out of place it looked just like a old Victorian hall its lost...More

Thank Lynndilou R
Reviewed 23 November 2017

On our recent visit to Ripon we spent an interesting hour looking round the Cathedral. It is quite impressive inside with lost of things to see and plenty of information about them. We particularly like the misericords which were wonderfully carved. There is no entry...More

Thank scallkat
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Theresa F | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no compulsory entrance fee. There are donation boxes available at the entrance, donations to light candles. Worthy of a token donation though, beautiful peaceful cathedral. Crypt worth a visit too and the... More
Derek H
24 January 2016|
Response from Theresa F | Reviewed this property |
Car parking available near Sainsburys (long stay)or Booths supermarket (short stay) car parks. Limited parking in the market square. Then a short walk to the cathedral.